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Online Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

    • 1 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 26 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Online
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    Join Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest's Executive Director and Guiding Teacher, for an hour of  Live Online mindfulness practice and teachings extended! Now on Wednesdays in July and August, at 12 noon (PDT) .

    What people are saying...

    Each week Tim will explore a topic around living with mindfulness and compassion in our complex lives and world. Sessions will include a brief introductory talk by Tim, a practice, and small and large group discussion.

    Schedule:
    Wednesdays from 12 noon - 1 pm, (PDT) in May and June 2020 (skipping June 17).  Register below, then drop-in for one or many sessions. 

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. Note that on weeks in which Tim is not available senior teacher Richard Johnson will lead the group.

    Who this class is for:
    This program is appropriate for all levels of experience with mindfulness training including those just beginning the journey.

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use Zoom will be sent with your registration. 

    Cost
    Suggested donation of $5 - $50 per session to our Accessibility Fund per session you attend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

    Donate to the Accessibility Fund

    Registration:  Register using this one-time, RSVP option.  With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Please note: You only need to register once, regardless of how many Drop-in Sessions you plan to attend.

    Please don't hesitate to email or call us (360-830-6439 ext 0) with any questions.


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    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 25
    Register

    Day of Mindfulness - Live Online

    A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
      

    During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    What people are saying...
    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

                         

    Instructors: Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

    Holly Bond, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

    Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    Registration:

     REGISTER ONLINE or by phone at 360-830-6439, ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please have available that day:

    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 22 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 29 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    • 15
    Register


    Emotional Resilience refers to a person’s capacity for meeting difficult emotional situations with greater equanimity and a person’s capacity for returning to a state of emotional balance more quickly. This 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, introduces techniques specifically designed to enhance participants’ ability to be aware of and respond to difficult emotional situations with both mindfulness and compassion, a combination which cultivates emotional resilience.

    KEY CONCEPTS

    What people are saying...
    Emotions are an important part of who and what we are as human beings, coloring our perceptions, deeply influencing our quality of life and ability to function well and yet we know little about them and often don't notice emotion unless it's strong.

    This workshop uses the tools of mindfulness to help us on our journey with emotions in three ways:

    • To know our emotions more fully
    • To become able to respond to strong emotions more wisely
    • To cultivate and strengthen positive emotions

      Instructor:  Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. 

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      Registration:

       REGISTER ONLINE or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 25 Jul 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • Online
      • 24
      Register

      A Day of Self-Compassion - Live Online

      A Retreat at Home full of nourishing, continuous practice.

        

      During this half-day retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.


                            

      Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

      Cost: $70 - $35 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      Registration:

       REGISTER ONLINE or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. 

      In your confirmation email, you will receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  


      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Additional Course details:

      A half-day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

      Please see the MSC page to review details about the Mindful Self-Compassion program. This Day of Mindful Self-Compassion is based on the MSC principles and practices. MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion.

      Notes for King County employees who are taking this course as part of the Balanced You program:

      1) King County employees are eligible for free tuition via the King County Balanced You program. To sign-up for this course, you must use a @kingcounty.gov email address and provide your position at King County. 

      2) King County employees are limited to participating in one Community Class per quarter.

      3) If for any reason a King County employee cannot attend a course they are registered for, please immediately notify Office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com. Cancellations must be received in writing at least five full business days prior to the start of the class. Registrants who cancel with less than five business days' notice or who fail to attend the class will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee by King County.


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      • 3 Aug 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 10 Aug 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Online
      • 21
      Register


      Mindful Communication helps to increase awareness around multiple levels of interaction  beyond just the content and information that is being conveyed.

      Mindful Communication asks what can I bring to this communication, rather than just what can I get from it? What qualities, such as kindness, acceptance, patience, lightness, humor and strength can I offer?

      When we communicate mindfully, every interaction is fresh with opportunity and open to discovery. Mindful Communication also concerns itself with foundational issues of social justice and inequity which color all communication.

      Key Concepts

      What people are saying...
      Communication is complex and essential for all of our relationships to function well. Essential at work and essential at home and everywhere in between. And yet we have little training in how communication works. Most of our training is focused just on one level. In this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, we suggest there are three key levels to pay attention to in order to be a more successful communicator. And we bring the tools of mindfulness to bear in exploring all three:
        1. The Content - where we have the most knowledge and experience, but even here we can do better.
        2. The Transaction - a complex exchange is happening between 2 or more people, there is far more happening in that exchange than just information.
        3. The Foundational - what "foundation" is this communication resting on? What are social / cultural / environmental factors that support or undermine trust and safety in the communication?

      Instructor:  Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      Registration:

       REGISTER ONLINE or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 6 Aug 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 13 Aug 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Online
      • 19
      Register


      A Mindful Leader embodies leadership presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion in the service of others. Mindful leaders can feel the space even in fast-paced high stress situations and work to create a culture of trust. Leadership presence is a tangible quality. This requires full and complete attention, with curiosity and openness, in the present moment. Those around a mindful leader see and feel that presence.

      What people are saying...

      This 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, introduces techniques specifically designed to explore the intersection of mindfulness training and qualities associated with leadership excellence. With dedication and practice, employees transform their leadership abilities and their environments into places of increased innovation, greater focus, improved productivity, and widespread compassion.

      Instructor:  Tim Burnett, Guiding Instructor and Executive Director at Mindfulness Northwest.

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      Registration:

       REGISTER ONLINE or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 8 Aug 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Online
      • 28
      Register

      Day of Mindfulness - Live Online

      A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
        

      During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

      What people are saying...

      The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

      Instructor:  Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego.

      Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      Registration:

       REGISTER ONLINE to receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  Registering also adds you to our email list to receive monthly emails about mindfulness and compassion as well as information about our upcoming classes, retreats and workshops. You can easily unsubscribe at any time.


      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Additional Course details:

      A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

      Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 9 Aug 2020
      • 6:00 PM (PDT)
      • 14 Aug 2020
      • 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • Online
      • 26
      Register

      AS OF MAY 11, 2020, THIS EVENT HAS MOVED to LIVE ONLINE.

      Our 5-day Online intensive form of
      Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

      Designed especially for those who have found attending an 8-week class difficult to schedule, this 5-day Live Online intensive includes all of the content of our popular 8-week program offered in the comfort of your own home.

      26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

      Course details:

      This highly participatory Live Online intensive form of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course includes:

      • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
      • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
      • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
      • Group dialogue and small group exercises
      • A workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness
      What people are saying...

      Please see the MBSR page  for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

      Who this event is for:
      This adult event is open to the general public. Come join us!

      Details on what to have ready for the week will be sent upon registration.

      Instructors: 


      Karen Schwisow
      , E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

      Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor



      Location: Live Online

      Schedule:  A more detailed schedule will be provided later (Please keep in mind, times may change at the discretion of the Training leaders.) 

      Sunday Evening: 6 - 8:30 pm 
      Morning Practice Sessions:  7 - 8 am 
      Training Sessions: Monday - Thursday between 9 am - 5 pm (with break for lunch)
      Friday: 9 am - 1:30 pm  (with break for lunch)

      Cost: $745 - $395  Sliding Scale Tuition.


      We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. We can only offer limited quantities of scholarship tuition so please register early.

      Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).


      Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals with an additional $195 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

      Registration:

      REGISTER ONLINE 

      Cancellation Policy:
      For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Continuing Education Credits

      Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG)For full details visit our CE credit information page.

      Note: Registration for CE's takes place at the time of class registration and must be completed by August 6, 2020. 

      CE credits are granted on the basis of attendance and participation. Therefore, all CE registrants will need to have a camera on and microphone-capable device in order to attend and engage in this Online training.

      Who is Eligible for CE's?
      Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.

      For Mental Health Professionals:
      International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

      For Nurses:
      International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

      More Details & Registration:
      For full details please visit our CE credit information page.


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      • 20 Aug 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 27 Aug 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Online
      • 23
      Register


      Join us for this introductory workshop in mindfulness, stress reduction, body awareness, and inner care. Mindfulness helps us meet challenges with more resilience, and to embrace the joys of life with more appreciation and awareness.

      What people are saying...

      In this 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, we’ll meet the primary practices of mindfulness, learn about the scientific and cultural roots of these practices, and have time for a hands-on experiential immersion. The day will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness can be integrated into daily life at work and at home.

      Instructor:  Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      Registration:

       REGISTER ONLINE or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 25 Aug 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 1 Sep 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Online
      • 21
      Register


      This 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, introduces participants to the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. 

      Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

      What people are saying...

      Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

      Instructor:   Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego.   

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      Registration:

       REGISTER ONLINE or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 27 Aug 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 3 Sep 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Online
      • 19
      Register


      Mindfulness is the capacity to bring full attention and awareness to one’s experience, in the moment, without judgment.  Mindful eating helps us become aware of our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations related to eating, reconnecting us with our innate inner wisdom about hunger and satiety. 

      What people are saying...

      Join us for this evidence-based, four-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, to grow in awareness of our seven kinds of hunger while discovering a healthy, joyous relationship with food.

      NOTE: Please bring to each online session a snack or a meal, whatever you would enjoy eating, with a variety of flavors and textures. It's important that the food you bring is fully prepared for this experience of mindful eating.

      Instructor:  Richard Johnson, PhDMindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      Registration:

       REGISTER ONLINE or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 30 Aug 2020
      • 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • 4 Sep 2020
      • 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online
      • 47
      Register

      NOW OFFERED LIVE ONLINE!

      The Roots of Compassion:
      A 5-day Silent Mindfulness & Compassion Practice Retreat

      What people are saying...
      Join us for a 5-day mindfulness and compassion retreat in the style of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the comfort of your own home.  The retreat will be a deep exploration of the roots of mindfulness and compassion practices, both experientially and through a series of talks on Buddhist teachings and connected ideas from philosophy, poetry, and the sciences.

      Roots of Compassion Theme: 
      We'll explore Buddhist teachings on patience and endurance as spiritual practice (and not just putting up with things) by taking a deep dive into the writings of the 8th century Buddhist teacher Shantideva. Shantideva's great work the Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra (A Guide to the Life of a Bodhisattva) has been studied by Mahayana Buddhists through the centuries and is revered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many other teachers. We'll especially investigate Santideva's chapter on patience and see what we can learn and practice. Our online-while-at-home retreat may help to create an ideal environment in which to learn and practice patience more deeply. You can read more about Shantideva here if you choose.

      Course details
      This Live Online retreat will be held mostly in silence and will include a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan, as well as compassion cultivation and loving kindness meditations.

      The daily schedule allows an integration of committed meditation practice, teachings, and your life at home. We will have us away from the screen for most of the afternoon. We have found this format leads to an engagement with this work that is both deep and realistic. We aren't simply "moving" our retreat from in person to Zoom. Rather we have re-invented a home-based retreat. This format has been very effective for lead teacher, Tim Burnett, in previous retreats. 

      Who this event is for: This adult event will be highly relevant to students of mindfulness and compassion interested in deepening their practice and to teachers of mindfulness and compassion who would like to strengthen their background understanding of the Buddhist roots of contemporary programs like MBSR and MSC.

      Getting ready for a multi-day online retreat:

      You will need a quiet room or corner (headphones can help) for our periods of formal practice and we invite you to think about the rest of the day. You can do our integrated online retreats at home or you could consider booking yourself a stay somewhere for a personal retreat. Both work well.

      When we are not together formally on Zoom, you will be invited to integrate your practice into the situation you find yourself in. While we recommend having a conversation with family ahead of the retreat around maintaining a quieter home environment, we also encourage being very flexible and accommodating to the needs of family, peers, or essential work during the retreat week.

      Our online "retreats" are not so much retreats in terms of getting away from it all but an opportunity to integrate committed mindfulness practice into your life at home. It will be a time to explore seeing everything in life as part of the retreat and show up with awareness, acceptance and kindness to every moment of the day whether it's during meditation with Zoom, helping your children, exercising, handling essential work tasks, or if you need to run an errand. 

      Prerequisites

      Before practicing for nearly a full week we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. The retreat is designed first for graduates of the intensive 8-week classes in Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and should also be fine for those who have tasted mindfulness or meditation in teacher-led classes, retreats, or meditation centers. Contact us if you have questions about whether this retreat will be appropriate for you.

      Instructors

      Rev. Tim Burnett, Teacher: Guiding Instructor and
      Executive Director at Mindfulness Northwest

      Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

      Location: Live Online using Zoom (contact info is emailed upon registration).

      Schedule
      Our online retreat days will run from 7 am Pacific time until 8 pm with breaks for meals and an ample open period in the middle of the day which can be used for more formal practice on your own, exercise, personal care, or any necessary home or work business that must be attended to.  

      Starts Sunday, August 30, at 4 PM.

      Closes Friday, September 4, at 3 PM.

      Cost: $610 - $325 Sliding Scale Tuition.

      We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. We can only offer limited quantities of scholarship tuition so please register early.

      Note that there will also be an opportunity during registration to practice generosity by making a contribution to our Accessibility Fund so that others without means can attend.

      Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 


      Registration

      REGISTER ONLINE 

      Cancellation Policy:
      For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

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      • 22 Sep 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 17 Nov 2020
      • (PST)
      • 9 sessions
      • Live Online
      • 20
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      Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
      26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

      Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

      Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.

      Course details:
      Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

      • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
      • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
      • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
      • Group dialogue and small group exercises
      • Daily home assignments
      • Guided audio files for home practice
      • a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

      Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. (Please note: If you registered for this Event prior to March 17, we will email you instructions for accessing this class.)

      Schedule:
      Tuesday evenings, September 22 - November, 17, from 6 - 8:30 PM, skipping October 13.
      All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  October 31, Live Online from 9 AM - 4 PM.

      Instructor:
      Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

      Who this class is for:
      This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

      Cost: $530 - $285  Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

      Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

      Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals for an additional fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

      The registration fee includes all nine meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs.)

      Registration:

       REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.

      Continuing Education Credits

      Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG). For full details visit our CE credit information page.

      Note: Registration for CE's takes place at the time of class registration. 

      See this page regarding late registration.

      Who is Eligible for CE's?
      Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.

      For Mental Health Professionals:
      International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

      For Nurses:
      International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

      More Details & Registration:
      For full details please visit our CE credit information page.



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      • 11 Oct 2020
      • 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • 18 Oct 2020
      • 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online
      • 53
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      NOW OFFERED LIVE ONLINE!

      The Roots of Mindfulness:
      A 7-day Silent Mindfulness Practice Retreat


      What people are saying...

      Join us for a full week-long retreat of mindfulness practices in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the comfort of your own home. The retreat will be a deep exploration of the roots of mindfulness practice both experientially and through a series of talks on Buddhist teachings and connected ideas from philosophy, poetry, and the sciences.

      Roots of Mindfulness Theme: 
      We'll explore the core Buddhist teaching called the "Three Marks of Existence." The Three Marks are impermanence, not-self, and suffering. The Buddha taught that much of our suffering arises around our not fully meeting the way things are in regard to these three dimensions. And the good news is that we can practice a deeper understanding and acceptance of reality leading to greater freedom and happiness. You can read some background on this teaching here. Robin and Tim will unpack these ideas from early Buddhism and apply them to our daily lives in the modern world and in light of world events around the pandemic and our growing understanding of systemic oppression. 

      Course details
      This Live Online retreat will be held mostly in silence and will include a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan, as well as compassion cultivation and loving kindness meditations.

      The daily schedule allows an integration of committed meditation practice, teachings, and your life at home. We will have us away from the screen for most of the afternoon. We have found this format leads to an engagement with this work that is both deep and realistic. We aren't simply "moving" our retreat from in person to Zoom. Rather we have re-invented a home-based retreat. This format has been very effective for lead teacher, Tim Burnett, in previous retreats. 

      Who this event is for: This retreat will be highly relevant both to mindfulness students interested in deepening their practice and to teachers of mindfulness who would like to strengthen their background understanding of the Buddhist roots of contemporary programs like MBSR.

      Getting ready for a multi-day online retreat:
      You will need a quiet room or corner (headphones can help) for our periods of formal practice and we invite you to think about the rest of the day. You can do our integrated online retreats at home or you could consider booking yourself a stay somewhere for a personal retreat. Both work well.

      When we are not together formally on Zoom, you will be invited to integrate your practice into the situation you find yourself in. While we recommend having a conversation with family ahead of the retreat around maintaining a quieter home environment, we also encourage being very flexible and accommodating to the needs of family, peers, or essential work during the retreat week.

      Our online "retreats" are not so much retreats in terms of getting away from it all but an opportunity to integrate committed mindfulness practice into your life at home. It will be a time to explore seeing everything in life as part of the retreat and show up with awareness, acceptance and kindness to every moment of the day whether it's during meditation with Zoom, helping your children, exercising, handling essential work tasks, or if you need to run an errand. 

      Prerequisites
      Before practicing for nearly a full week we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. The retreat is designed first for graduates of the intensive 8-week classes in Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and should also be fine for those who have tasted mindfulness or meditation in teacher-led classes, retreats, or meditation centers. Contact us if you have questions about whether this retreat will be appropriate for you.

      Instructors

      Rev. Tim Burnett, Lead Teacher: Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

      Robin Boudette, PhD, co-teacher: Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Clinical Psychologist, and director of Mindfulness for Everyone in Princeton, NJ.

      Location: Live Online using Zoom (contact info is emailed upon registration).

      Schedule 

      Our online retreat days will run from 7 am Pacific time until 8 pm with breaks for meals and an ample open period in the middle of the day which can be used for more formal practice on your own, exercise, personal care, or any necessary home or work business that must be attended to.

      Starts Sunday, October 11, at 4 PM. 
      Closes Sunday, October 18, at 3 PM.

      Cost: $850 - $455 Sliding Scale Tuition.

      We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Food, lodging, and teachings are included in our all-inclusive registration fees. There is an additional surcharge for some lodging options (see below).

      Note that there will also be an opportunity during registration to practice generosity by making a contribution to our Accessibility Fund so that others with fewer means can attend.

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

      Registration:                    

       REGISTER ONLINE 

      Cancellation Policy:
      For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

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         See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.


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